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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lip balm894 products
lipstick624 products
mascara387 products
moisturizer296 products
lip gloss289 products
foundation270 products
concealer269 products
recreational sunscreen261 products
brow liner179 products
eye liner147 products
antiperspirant/deodorant126 products
hair styling aide121 products
facial moisturizer/treatment118 products
lip balm with SPF112 products
lip liner95 products
blush84 products
hand cream76 products
bronzer/highlighter73 products
exfoliant/scrub70 products
diaper cream67 products
eye shadow62 products
daily use with SPF58 products
baby sunscreen51 products
styling gel/lotion48 products
beard care45 products
mask39 products
baby lotion38 products
makeup primer31 products
around-eye cream29 products
bar soap29 products
facial cleanser29 products
hair color and bleaching27 products
damaged skin treatment27 products
hair treatment/serum26 products
foot moisturizer24 products
body firming lotion21 products
conditioner16 products
BB cream16 products
12 products
muscle/joint soreness11 products
fragrance for women10 products
facial powder10 products
lip plumper9 products
anti-aging9 products
serums & essences9 products
fragrance for men9 products
beard oil9 products
cuticle treatment7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
hair removal waxes4 products
makeup remover4 products
shaving cream4 products
body oil4 products
baby soap4 products
vapor rubs3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
after shave3 products
glitter3 products
baby oil2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
nail treatment1 products
hair spray1 products
sunless tanning1 products
after sun product1 products
eyelash glue1 products
shampoo1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
baby powder1 products
detangler1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
598 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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